Oluremi Tinubu a former first lady of Lagos State and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was born on Septemer 21, 1960. She is the youngest of 12 children and she was raised in Ogun State.
She is happily married to his Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-former executive Governor of Lagos State and blessed with children.
Oluremi Tinubu is a holder of a National Certicate of Education in Botany and Zoology from Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State. She thereafter obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. Oluremi Tinubu became First Lady of Lagos State when her husband, his Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu became the Governor between 1999 and 2007.
As a First Lady she floated the New Era Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth development, girl-child education, women empowerment and inspiring young persons to excellence.
Oluremi Tinubu has executed a lot of philanthropic acts to alleviate the plight of indigent persons and most importantly, she has touched the lives of girls and women in her constituency.
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She has also written a number of publications; including an auto-biography- The Journey of Grace – My FaithWalk.
Therefore, in recognition of her achievements and contributions to societal development, Oluremi Tinubu has been honored both locally and internationally. Among these are the National award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger [OON]; Ghana Noble International Award for Leadership (2004); Gambian Diamond Award for Immense Contribution to the Emancipation of People from Poverty (2005); and several other local awards including chieftaincy titles.
It is also worthy to note that, in appreciation of her contributions as a role model, the AFAO/WAWA (Association Des Femmes De L’Afrique De L’Ouest/West African Women Association) named the Oluremi Tinubu Women Training Centre in Gorom, Senegal after her.
In 2011, she contested for and won the Senatorial seat for Lagos Central under the Platform of Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN).
Again in 2015, she recontested and also won the seat for Lagos Central under the Platform of All Progressive Congress(APC).
VIDEO: Oluremi Tinubu and Bukola Saraki Handshake Drama
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